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Louisiana police officer dies during apparent high speed chase: Details on the Morning Edition

ST. MARY PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Authorities are investigating a crash that killed a police officer Tuesday night.

Louisiana State Police reported a Jeanerette police officer died during an apparent high speed chase. The officer's name has not been released.

Troopers said they received a call shortly after 10:30 p.m. about a wreck on St. Peter Road, which is off LA 182, in St. Mary Parish.

Responding personnel found the critically injured officer in a police unit that had overturned after apparently going off the road.

The officer was taken to a hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Louisiana State Police is investigating the crash. The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating the chase because that's where it started.

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